Ph.D. Microbiology, Indiana University
Keck and NIH Fellow, Hultgren Lab, Washington University
Matt joined the MCDB faculty in September of 2003 after a post doc at Washington University in St. Louis. He did his graduate work at Indiana University where he studied RNA-dependent RNA replication. It was there that Matt became interested in the host-pathogen interaction and so he joined Scott Hultgren's lab at Washington University in order to study urinary tract infections. However, he quickly discovered that bacterial amyloid fiber formation and function were far more interesting and his group has worked on functional amyloids ever since.
His wife and two children keep him busy when he is out of the lab.
Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediatenkanna@umich.edu
M.S. University of Tokyo, Japan
Ph.D. University of Tokyo, Japan
Kanna joined the Chapman lab as a staff scientist in November 2016.
She spent 6 years studying interactions between uropathogenic Escherichia coli and host immune responses in Dr. Scott Hultgren's lab at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Her current research is focused on bacterial amyloid (Curli) biogenesis to determine how and when curli are assembled.
She loves birds, especially her parrot, Mugi. Kanna also enjoys watching and playing tennis. She has been to NYC and watched the US Open Tennis in person many times.
M.S. Pondicherry University, India
Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali), India
Hema joined the Chapman lab as a postdoc in November 2018 after completing PhD with Prof. Samrat Mukhopadhyay. She is interested in understanding the spatiotemporal regulation of curli assembly on the bacterial surface.
Graduate Student Researcherjanetep@umich.edu
B.S. Central Michigan University
M.S. Central Michigan University
Janet is interested in the overall process by which cells sense, internalize, and transduce environmental cues to initiate biofilm formation. Her project focuses on oxygen availability and redox state dependent affects on extracellular matrix component production.
When Janet has the time, she can be found playing videogames, reading over a cup of tea, or amassing her beloved shoe collection.
Graduate Student Researchersbhoite@umich.edu
B.S. University of Pune
M.S. Hislop School of Biotechnology
Sujeet is interested in studying the role of human microbiome in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. His project involves studying the impact of microbial amyloids on human amyloid forming proteins, like α-synuclein.
Sujeet is an astrophile and loves reading about theoretical physics and likes playing snooker in his free time.
Graduate Student Researcheregichana@umich.edu
We are excited that Elizabeth has chosen the Chapman lab! Elizabeth is a Biophysics student with a strong background in molecular simulations. She is currently working on chemical modulators of amyloid formation.
Graduate Student Researcherabalist@umich.edu
B.S. Santa Clara University
M.S. San Jose State University
Anthony is part of Michigan's Program in Chemical Biology and joined the Chapman Lab in 2017. He is interested in exploring the possible therapeutic benefits to the anti-amyloid protein CsgC and how interfering with curli production can affect the microbiome.
In his spare time Anthony can be found in a kitchen somewhere, making something delicious for his friends.